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Aaron Case[1]

Male Abt 1795 - Aft 1860  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Aaron Case  [2
    Born Abt 1795  Kent, Litchfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1860  [2
    Person ID I134359  My Genealogy

    Father Aron Case,   b. 25 Dec 1761, Kent, Litchfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1812, Niagara River, Near Queenston, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Ruth Bull,   b. 1767,   d. 4 Nov 1845  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1783  Kent, Litchfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F56793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna French,   b. Jan 1796, Otsego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1860, Tioga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Bef 1822  [2
    Children 
     1. Aaron Jefferson Cass,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ruth Ann Cass,   b. 11 Jan 1822,   d. 29 Oct 1883, La Plata, Macon Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Miles Dighton Cass,   b. Abt 1822, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George Whitman Cass,   b. Dec 1825, Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1907, Stoney Point, Rockland Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     5. Andrew Jackson Cass,   b. Dec 1827, Campbell, Steuben Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1899, Geneva, Ontario Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Maria A. Cass,   b. Abt 1835, Steuben, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F56823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Bryan Cass:
      Aaron was last known to have lived in Yuba county, CA. He may have died and been buried there, however, no evidence to support this has been found. Another possibility is that he "went to Canada" with his brother John, as has been suggested in Selkreg's book on Tompkins County.

      He married Anna French before 1822. Aaron and Anna were first cousins, being children of Ruth Bull and Desire Bull, respectively. There were several first cousin marriages between these two families.

      The marriage date of "before 1822" is just an estimate based on the birth date of their son Miles.

      Anna was born in Otsego, NY Jan 1796. Anna(1254) was the daughter of Judge John French and Desire Bull. Anna died 18 Feb 1860 in Tioga, NY, at 64 years of age. Anna moved to town of Dix in 1842, according to 1855 NY State Census. She lived on Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY.

      He bought property in Orange, Steuben, NY, 13 Jul 1838.(1255) From French's 1860 NY Gazetteer:

      Schuyler County: ORANGE was formed from Wayne, (Steuben Co) Feb 12, 1813, as "Jersey". It's name was changed Feb 20, 1836.

      Orange later became part of Schuyler Co.

      He bought property in Orange, Steuben, NY, 18 Nov 1839.(1256) He bought property in Orange, Steuben, NY, 23 Mar 1841.(1257) He bought property in Yuba County, CA, 19 Feb 1859.(1258) Text of deed:

      "This indenture made the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine Between Daniel Wellman of the County of Yuba in the State of California party of the first part and Aaron Cass party of the second part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by the said part of the second part at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has remissed released and quit claimed and by these presents does remiss release and quit claim unto the said party of second part all that certain piece or parcel of land lying and situate in the County aforesaid: and being the Southeast quarter of Section number twenty-two (22) in Township number fifteen (15) North of Range Number five (5) East containing one hundred & sixty acres Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions and remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever as well in law as in equity of the said party of the first part of in or to the above described premesis and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premesis together with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Daniel Wellman XXX Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm Singer, State of California County of Yuba S.S. On this nineteenth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine before me Wm Singer a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Daniel Wellman to me personally known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily and for the uses and purpose therein mentioned. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year first above written. Wm Singer XXX Justice of the Peace in and for Yuba County aforesaid. Received for record February 24 1859 at 2 OClock P.M. at request of T.P. Otis. Recorded Feb 25 1859 at 2 PM. WH McKersham Recorder By RR McKersham Deputy."

      He sold property in Yuba County, CA, 19 Feb 1859.(1259) Text of deed:

      "This indenture made the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine Between Aaron Cass of the County of Yuba in the State of California party of the first part and Daniel Wellman of the same place party of the second part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by the said part of the second part at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has remissed released and quit claimed and by these presents does remiss release and quit claim unto the said party of second part all that certain piece or parcel of land lying and situated in the County of Yuba State of California and being the Southwest quarter of Section twenty three (23) in Township fifteen (15) North of Range five (5) East containing one hundred & sixty acres. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions and remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever as well in law as in equity of the said party of the first part of in or to the above described premesis and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premesis together with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Aaron Cass XXX Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm Singer, State of California County of Yuba S.S. On this nineteenth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine before me Wm Singer Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Aaron Cass to me personally known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily and for the uses and purpose therein mentioned. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year first above written. Wm Singer XXX Justice of the Peace in and for Yuba County aforesaid. Received for record February 24 1859 at 2 OClock P.M. at request of T.P. Otis. Recorded Feby 25 1859 at 4 PM. WH McKersham Recorder By RR McKersham Deputy."

      He sold property in Yuba County, CA, 19 Feb 1859.(1260) Text of deed:

      "This indenture made the nineteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine Between Aaron Cass of the County of Yuba in the State of California party of the first part and T.P. Otis and Wm H Knight of the same place and S.P. Kimball of San Francisco County State of California parties of the second part Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America to him in hand paid by the said parties of the second part at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged has remissed released and quit claimed and by these presents does remiss release and quit claim unto the said parties of second part all that certain piece or parcel of land lying and situated in the County of Yuba aforesaid and being the Southeast quarter of Section number twenty two (22) in Township number fifteen (15) North of Range number five (5) East, containing one hundred and sixty acres. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions and remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate right title interest property claim and demand whatsoever as well in law as in equity of the said parties of the second part of in or to the above described premesis and every part and parcel thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned and described premesis together with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof the said party of the first part has hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written. Aaron Cass XXX Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of Wm Singer, State of California County of Yuba S.S. On this nineteenth day of February AD one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine before me Wm Singer Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared Aaron Cass to me personally known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same freely and voluntarily and for the uses and purpose therein mentioned. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official Seal the day and year first above written. Wm Singer XXX Justice of the Peace in and for Yuba County aforesaid. Received for record February 24 1859 at 2 OClock P.M. at request of T.P. Otis. Recorded Feby 25 1859 at 4 PM. WH McKersham Recorder By RR McKersham Deputy." Aaron traveled to California before 1850 to join in the "gold rush." After settling first in Tuolumne County, CA, Aaron had apparently moved from there (probably to Yuba county) soon after the 1850 census, as he was not found in any local records at the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society - including the Miner's and Businessmen's Index, Pioneer Roster, Alley's Tuolumne County History, and the 1852 CA state census for Tuolumne County. Aaron was visited by at least one family member while in California, son George Whitman Cass, who shows up with him in the 1860 federal census of Yuba County, CA.

      In Selkreg's book on Tompkins County (Landmarks of Tompkins County, NY by John H. Selkreg, 1894; D. Mason & Co., Publisher), Aaron is mentioned on page 283: "Aaron and John Cass went to Canada." So perhaps he moved from California after 1860 with his brother John to Canada. Further research is required to substantiate this.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S468] Descendants of John Casse, Bryan Cass , (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cassb/CASS/nindex.htm).